EMC SCALEIO OPERATION OVERVIEW

Save this PDF as:

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "EMC SCALEIO OPERATION OVERVIEW"

Transcription

1 EMC SCALEIO OPERATION OVERVIEW Ensuring Non-disruptive Operation and Upgrade ABSTRACT This white paper reviews the challenges organizations face as they deal with the growing need for always-on levels of service availability. It illustrates how the EMC ScaleIO architecture provides the tools needed to address these challenges. March 2015 EMC WHITE PAPER

2 To learn more about how EMC products, services, and solutions can help solve your business and IT challenges, contact your local representative or authorized reseller, visit or explore and compare products in the EMC Store Copyright 2015 EMC Corporation. All Rights Reserved. EMC believes the information in this publication is accurate as of its publication date. The information is subject to change without notice. The information in this publication is provided as is. EMC Corporation makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to the information in this publication, and specifically disclaims implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Use, copying, and distribution of any EMC software described in this publication requires an applicable software license. For the most up-to-date listing of EMC product names, see EMC Corporation Trademarks on EMC.com. All other trademarks used herein are the property of their respective owners. Part Number H

3 TABLE OF CONTENTS EMC SCALEIO INTRODUCTION... 4 ARCHITECTURE OVERVIEW... 4 SCALEIO DATA CLIENT (SDC)... 4 SCALEIO DATA SERVER (SDS)... 4 METADATA MANAGER (MDM)... 4 NON-DISRUPTIVE OPERATION... 5 DATA STORAGE AND ACCESS... 5 DISTRIBUTED VOLUME... 5 TWO-COPY MESH MIRRORING... 6 ADDING NEW SDS NODES AND AUTO-REBALANCE... 6 REMOVING SDS NODES AND FAULT HANDLING... 6 PROTECTION DOMAINS... 7 FAULT SETS... 7 FORWARD AND BACKWARD REBUILD... 7 ADDING AND REMOVING STORAGE MEDIA... 8 MDM FAILURE... 8 ADDING AND REMOVING SDC... 8 NON-DISRUPTIVE UPGRADE... 9 AVAILABLE TOOLS... 9 UPGRADE PREPARATION... 9 UPGRADE PROCESS... 9 CONCLUSION

4 EMC SCALEIO INTRODUCTION Organizations have experienced similar pain points over the past few decades to manage growth, operational efficiency, service levels and cost. In a typical environment, the IT department has dedicated SAN environments where there is a limitation on how much they can scale. It s a lot of effort to acquire new hardware and perform data migrations. There isn t a way to pool the overall available resources so that the users can share I/O operations or capacity. In some cases, users may run out of capacity in one application but have resources under-utilized in other areas. It s extremely hard to maintain when the environment gets complex over time. This is even more difficult when the organization is required to reduce cost. Many other alternative solutions cannot deliver similar capabilities as EMC ScaleIO. For example, many would claim to provide scalability and high performance. But they are often black-box solutions which tend to be expensive to maintain over time and difficult to scale up or down as needed. There are also open source alternatives; however they require a lot of manual labor and internal developer expertise to maintain and tune the system during normal operation. Most cannot take advantage of modern media such as SSD and PCIe/NVMe persistent storage due to poor performance. ScaleIO is an industry leading technology that can offer what the competitors cannot: hyper-convergence, scalability, elasticity, and performance. The software converges storage and compute resources into a single architectural layer, which resides on the application server. The architecture allows for scaling out from as little as three servers to thousands by simply adding servers (nodes) to the environment. This is done elastically; increasing and decreasing capacity and compute resources can happen on the fly without impact to users or applications. ScaleIO also has self-healing capabilities, which enables it to easily recover from server or disk failures. ScaleIO aggregates all the IOPS in the various servers into one high-performing virtual SAN. All servers participate in servicing I/O requests using massively parallel processing. In addition, ScaleIO is hardware agnostic so there is no limitation on what hardware customers are required to use. In a VMware environment, ScaleIO can even support normal VMware block storage features such as VMotion and DRS. This paper will discuss some of the key characteristics of ScaleIO in regards to resiliency and flexibility. Those are required because organizations need a solution that can support an always-on infrastructure. This happens specifically in two areas: Non-disruptive Operation (NDO): Any node in a cluster may go down anytime due to failure. ScaleIO s capability to ensure NDO would need to allow high tolerance of failure due to unplanned outages or graceful maintenance. Data migrations are normally very time consuming and costly for most data centers. However, ScaleIO s auto-rebalancing and rebuilding allows this process to happen seamlessly. Non-disruptive Upgrade (NDU): This is an update to the ScaleIO software without interruption to the storage system service and data access. ScaleIO version 1.3x and later supports rolling upgrade. Such activity will not require any downtime during maintenance process. ARCHITECTURE OVERVIEW ScaleIO is comprised of three software components. Understanding these components is critical to ensure non-disruptive operation and help troubleshooting performance of the cluster. SCALEIO DATA CLIENT (SDC) SDC is a lightweight device driver that exposes ScaleIO volumes as block devices to the operating system residing on the same server that the SDC is installed on. The SDC should be installed on any server where the user wants to use the ScaleIO storage. All I/O requests will go through the SDC which will communicate with other SDSs over TCP/IP. SCALEIO DATA SERVER (SDS) SDS is used to contribute local storage of the node it s installed on. It manages the capacity of a single server and acts as a backend for data access. There could be many SDS nodes which contribute storage capacity to the entire ScaleIO cluster. It aggregates not only all application servers storage capacity but also performance. It can leverage Flash, SSD or HDD for storage and RAID cache or RAM for caching capability. METADATA MANAGER (MDM) MDM serves as the monitoring and configuration agent. It s important to know that the MDM is not a part of the data path. If each SDC wants to access data, it goes directly to specific SDS that contains the required information. The MDM is mainly used for management which consists of migration, rebuilds, and all system-related functions. To support high availability, two instances of MDM can be run on different servers. An MDM may run on servers that also run SDCs and/or SDSs. 4

5 NON-DISRUPTIVE OPERATION ScaleIO architecture is very flexible in various situations of typical operation lifecycle such as proactive maintenance and unplanned outages. The table below describes the major operations and how ScaleIO handles them to ensure uptime and availability. OPERATION VALUE Write Data Data chunks are directly written in multiple nodes. Each chunk has a primary and a secondary copy. Read Data Data access will be pointed directly to the SDS that contains the primary chunks. No communication to MDM to prevent bottleneck and single point of failure. Add SDS Node ScaleIO will trigger auto-rebalancing process to redistribute all chunks in the cluster. This also allows linear scale by increasing capacity and I/O performance. Remove SDS Node Gracefully and Ungracefully A graceful SDS removal via CLI will trigger rebalancing. An ungraceful SDS removal or failure will start the rebuild process. There will be no disruption to existing I/O operations. Add/Remove Storage Media ScaleIO will follow similar process as SDS regarding rebalancing and rebuild. It treats the event as an SDS reconfiguration. MDM Failure A single MDM failure will not impact I/O operations because it s not in the data path and is clustered for high availability. SDC communicates with SDS directly for I/O request. SDC Reboot or Network Issues ScaleIO volume is shared volume by default. The CLI is available to troubleshoot connectivity with the primary MDM. DATA STORAGE AND ACCESS This section will discuss the mechanics of ScaleIO s storage engine. Its resilient design allows fault tolerance but still optimizes performance. This is possible because the data is sent in multiple chunks across many nodes using a distributed volume architecture and two-copy mesh mirroring mechanism. DISTRIBUTED VOLUME When there is a write request, the data chunks (1MB) are spread throughout the cluster randomly and evenly. The local SDC communicates with a specific SDS to perform this operation. The MDM will not be involved with data access unless there is a change in cluster topology. In that case, the MDM will provide the new mapping to the local SDC. ScaleIO has a complex algorithm to evaluate the cluster balancing and ensure randomness. Note that ScaleIO is very efficient in terms of managing network bandwidth. If an application writes out 4KB of data, only 4KB are written. The same goes for read operations only the required data is read. This scheme is designed to maximize protection and optimize performance. 5

6 TWO-COPY MESH MIRRORING Mirroring method is used only on data write to ensure there is a second copy of the primary chunk. For example (Figure 1), the below volume is broken down into multiple chunks across the cluster (3 SDS nodes). The mirror of each chunk (yellow color) must be located by ScaleIO in different nodes other than its own primary SDS node (blue color). In a failure scenario, the volume data is protected since ScaleIO can reach out to the redundant copies to reconstruct the same volume. In a cluster, there will be 50% primary and 50% mirror. Note that only a write operation will require 2x data transmission over the network due to mirroring. For a read operation, the SDC can reach out to the primary SDS directly to retrieve the data chunks. Volume SDS 1 SDS 2 SDS 3 Figure 1. Mesh mirroring example with 1 Volume and 3 SDS nodes ADDING NEW SDS NODES AND AUTO-REBALANCE ScaleIO is very flexible when it comes to scaling. There is no need to invest in a costly data migration effort because capacity can be added with no downtime and minimal planning. This is a major factor in reducing operational costs and growth complexity. In order to increase capacity in the cluster, new SDS nodes must be added. The system dynamically reacts to new addition events and recalculates its rebalancing plans. This process will happen automatically with minimal data movement. Unlike traditional methods where only new volumes can benefit from new capacity, the ScaleIO cluster will rearrange the data between the SDS servers to optimize performance. In the below Figure 2, when the storage administrator adds a new node to the cluster, data chunks in existing nodes automatically migrate and are distributed evenly using the new node. NEW NODE BEFORE + AUTO-REBALANCING AFTER Figure 2. Auto-rebalancing process when adding a new SDS node REMOVING SDS NODES AND FAULT HANDLING Protecting the SDS is important to ensure high availability and I/O performance. The SDS nodes could go down either by planned maintenance / removal or unplanned outages. For a planned scenario there is flexibility to ensure the cluster has enough capacity for redistribution and ways to optimize performance with minimal I/O operations for rebalancing activities. Removing an SDS node can 6

7 be done either via the CLI, ScaleIO GUI or REST API. The data are always in protected state. However, in a failure event, ScaleIO will trigger rebuild due to degraded protection mode. It s important to understand some key concepts of ScaleIO when it comes to fault handling of an SDS node: Protection Domains Fault Sets Forward and Backward Rebuild PROTECTION DOMAINS Protection Domains are subsets of SDS nodes. The administrator can divide SDSs into multiple Protection Domains of various sizes, designating volume to domain assignments. Within a Protection Domain, both primary and mirror data chunks of a particular volume will be stored in SDS nodes that belong to the same Protection Domain. So if there are two SDS nodes failing and they are in different Protection Domains, it will not cause data unavailability because each Protection Domain would have the mirror copy in different SDS nodes. Such isolation is helpful to increase the resilience of the overall system. In addition, Protection Domains can be used for separation of volumes for performance planning for example, assigning highly accessed volumes in less busy domains or dedicating a particular domain to an application. In a Service Provider environment, it s an important feature for data location and partitioning in multi-tenancy deployments so that tenants can be segregated efficiently and securely. Finally, there could be use cases where the administrators want to use Protection Domains as adjustments to different network constraints within the system. FAULT SETS Within a Protection Domain, the administrator can setup multiple Fault Sets. This is just a logical grouping of SDSs to ensure that the mirroring occurs outside of that grouping. This setup can be defined based on various risk factors. For example, the administrator can treat one rack as a Fault Set. In the case that particular rack goes down, the mirror chunks in a different rack (outside of the Fault Set) could be used to rebuild the cluster. Fault Set can act as a rack-level high availability feature. This design can support multiple host failures and not result in data loss. FORWARD AND BACKWARD REBUILD The rebuild process is triggered when there is a change in SDS topology due to an unexpected loss of a storage device or the entire node. There are two cases: Forward Rebuild: Once a disk or an SDS node fails, the rebuild load is balanced across all the Protection Domain s disks and nodes. This is a many-to-many process. Backward Rebuild: If that same failing disk or node returns to operational state during the forwards rebuild, ScaleIO will trigger a smart and selective transition to backward rebuild (re-slivering). There is very little performance penalty during rebuild because the ScaleIO algorithm can optimize this process and allow flexibility for control: The administrator can set policies to use for rebuild I/O such as concurrency, bandwidth, and priority vs. application I/O inprocess. Unlike traditional solutions which tend to treat a node coming back alive as a blank node, ScaleIO s intelligent engine can evaluate if the data chunks are out of date to determine if it should continue the forward rebuild process or leverage data chunks from that node. Therefore, a shorter outage will result in a smaller performance penalty. The example below (Figure 3) demonstrates how rebuild works when a node fails. Within a few seconds after failure detection, the mirrored chunks outside that node will be copied to different nodes via a many-to-many operation (chunk A in SDS 2 to SDS 3 and chunk C in SDS 3 to SDS N). No two copies of the same chunk are allowed to reside on the same server. Note that while this operation is in progress, all the data is still accessible to applications. The local SDC can communicate to the mirror SDS to get the data to ensure no outage or delays. 7

8 FAILED NODE SDS 1 SDS 2 SDS 3 SDS N Figure 3. Rebuild process when SDS 1 failed ADDING AND REMOVING STORAGE MEDIA In these operations, the number of SDS nodes does not change. The new media to be added (or removed) in one of the SDS nodes could be HDD, SSD or PCIe Flash Cards. ScaleIO will treat this event as an SDS reconfiguration. That means ScaleIO will redistribute the data accordingly and seamlessly. This process does not require the administrator to manually redistribute data if a storage media is taken out. It s important to note that if the storage media is removed for planned maintenance, there must be enough spare capacity for the data to be evacuated. Otherwise, ScaleIO will not allow the media removal. MDM FAILURE It s critical not to confuse the purpose of the MDM. It does not keep the metadata or index of the actual data nor perform data operations. The MDM exists for several purposes such as system maintenance, management operations, monitoring the state of all components, and calculating system reconfiguration to optimize available resources. The MDM is not on the ScaleIO data path. The purpose of such design is to prevent bottleneck where multiple clients access a single point of failure in order to identify the data chunk location. The resource consumption of the MDM cluster is very minimal and should not impact overall cluster performance and bandwidth. It s required to have a ScaleIO system with three nodes (Primary MDM, Secondary MDM and Tie-Breaker) for redundancy management purposes. In a failure event, ScaleIO will provide automated failover as well as allow manual intervention, depending on the scenario: If the Primary MDM goes down, the system will failover to the Secondary MDM. When it becomes operational again, the administrator can add a new MDM IP address via the CLI. If the Secondary MDM goes down, there is no impact to management traffic as the Primary MDM is still handling management functions. If the Tie-Breaker goes down, the system will still operate as normal since the Tie-Breaker is only for HA and conflict resolution. ADDING AND REMOVING SDC Since the SDC is just a client or a consumer of storage, ScaleIO only exposes the volume for I/O operations in this node. It s possible to designate which SDCs can access the given volumes. The volume access could be controlled or shared to multiple SDCs, depending on the configuration of the operating system to support clustered mode. Multiple SDCs can gain access to it. To make it easy for troubleshooting, the ScaleIO CLI allows several options such as: Check if the volume is mapped to any of the SDC servers Determine if the SDC is installed Determine if the SDC is connected to an MDM Scan for new volumes 8

9 NON-DISRUPTIVE UPGRADE AVAILABLE TOOLS It s recommended to use existing tools for automated deployment and upgrade unless a manual method is absolutely required. Those tools can help the administrator ensure that the upgrade process is non-disruptive: ScaleIO Gateway Installation Manager (IM) validates environment compatibility before performing installation, upgrade, extend, and uninstall operations. ScaleIO Light Installation Agent (LIA) is installed on all ScaleIO nodes and creates trust with the Installation Manager to facilitate its operation. ScaleIO vsphere Plug-In installs ScaleIO on an ESX environment and also installs the ScaleIO Gateway, which can be used for Get Info and upgrade operations. UPGRADE PREPARATION Starting from ScaleIO version 1.30, all components can be upgraded during normal operation with no downtime. There are some considerations to ensure a smooth upgrade process: ESX servers should be in a cluster with proper HA settings configured. This will allow the administrator to reboot the ESX server after upgrading the SDC component without impacting the virtual machines availability. Although ScaleIO vsphere web plug-in is not required, it s highly recommended to ensure NDU. The IM and LIA must be upgraded to the latest version first before they can trigger the component upgrade. If they are not installed previously (due to manual installation), they should be installed. Before upgrade, the IM will check the system to avoid degrading capacity. Otherwise, it will not proceed. For some cases, the organization may require a manual upgrade. This could be due to internal policy or previous failure during an automated upgrade. The administrator must verify in the ScaleIO GUI that: o o o o o No rebuild or rebalance is running in the background No degraded capacity exists No SDS or SDC is disconnected No SDS device is in error state The MDM cluster is not in degraded mode, including the Tie-Breaker UPGRADE PROCESS At a high level, the upgrade process will happen step-by-step as described in Figure 4 below. ScaleIO vsphere Web Plug-in Installation Manager Light Installation Agent Secondary MDM Primary MDM Tie-Breaker SDS SDC If ESXi 5.5 Figure 4. Upgrade process The vsphere web plug-in is only needed for VMware ESXi environments. This plug-in will orchestrate the updating of IM and LIA components also. For Windows and Linux, just the IM is used to trigger the upgrade. There are two scenarios in an ESX environment: 1. If the plug-in was never installed previously, it can be triggered from outside the cluster. The administrator needs to make sure that the host has connectivity to vcenter and its credentials are available. It s also possible to setup the ScaleIO Gateway first and point to its URL because the vsphere Web Client needs to access a web server to retrieve the plug-in. 9

10 2. If the plug-in was an older version, it must be updated. The administrator will need to unregister it first. Removing the older plug-in will not impact the existing ScaleIO system in the cluster because the plug-in is just used to trigger installation and upgrade within the vsphere Web Client. After the old plug-in is removed, the administrator can register the new plug-in and upload the OVA template. When the IM and LIA are upgraded, it will not result in any operational impact because these components are not used for either management or data transmission. The entire process can be executed via the IM GUI under Maintenance Operation screen. The IM will communicate with all ScaleIO nodes via the LIA components to retrieve system topology and perform the upgrade as in Figure 4: 1. Secondary MDM: It will replace the binary and restart the MDM process. There will be no reboot of the host and this event happens only within a second. After it s upgraded, the system will switch its role to be a Primary MDM. 2. Primary MDM: This MDM is now operating as Secondary. It will follow the similar process for upgrading and there will be no impact to any management traffic. The system will automatically assign control back to this MDM after the upgrade. 3. Tie-Breaker: Since the Tie-Breaker does not sit in the management path, this can be upgraded after the Primary and Secondary MDM upgrade is completed. 4. SDS: Each of the SDS will be upgraded in a series for the rebuild process to finish before the next SDS is upgraded. ScaleIO will leverage the spare capacity for this rebuild. It s a good practice to set spare capacity equal to the largest node. Once the upgrade is completed, only the services are restarted and there is no reboot required. 5. SDC: ScaleIO will install the newest version in the host while the old version is still operating. SDC has backwards compatibility and the old SDC will work perfectly with the new SDSs and MDMs until such time that the system is rebooted and the SDC is replaced. It will not switch to the new version until the reboot as this step is necessary when any device driver is changed. The administrator needs to make sure that the volume is not mapped and locked before the reboot. It s a good practice to wait until the next maintenance window to perform this step. In an ESX environment where the SDC is installed inside the kernel, HA cluster capability will assist in migration of VMs to a different machine during the reboot. CONCLUSION ScaleIO is a hyper-converged infrastructure with enterprise-grade resilience that offers greater choices. Customers have the option of deploying ScaleIO using existing storage, new storage or a mix of both. This can be done using any physical environment or virtualization/cloud platform including Linux, OpenStack, VMware or Hyper-V. ScaleIO is a great solution for Service Providers or Service Provider-like Enterprises to deliver Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) to customers or internal users. Customers not only achieve lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) but also gain complete control over performance, capacity and data location. The ScaleIO architecture is designed so that there is no bottleneck or single point of failure. In other storage systems, having a virtualization layer to keep track of data (e.g. index or journal) usually results in massive failure and disruption when such layer becomes unavailable. A ScaleIO cluster has a many-to-many communication in a mesh network which enables large parallelism and I/O performance. Maintenance and lifecycle tasks without downtime is critical. The benefits customers get from non-disruptive operations are significant. There are many ways that ScaleIO provides such resiliency and flexibility: No downtime when changing, scaling or upgrading the storage infrastructure Efficient distributed self-healing process that overcomes media and node failures without requiring administrator involvement Great control of auto-rebalancing and rebuild process to prevent application hogging scenarios High tolerance of multiple simultaneous failures via Protection Domains and Fault Sets Easy physical separation of tenants in multi-tenancy deployments Intelligent data protection engine which makes rebuild decision on chunk by chunk basis Flexible linear scale by adding nodes on the fly True elasticity by supporting any commodity hardware and any storage media 10

EMC VPLEX FAMILY. Continuous Availability and data Mobility Within and Across Data Centers

EMC VPLEX FAMILY. Continuous Availability and data Mobility Within and Across Data Centers EMC VPLEX FAMILY Continuous Availability and data Mobility Within and Across Data Centers DELIVERING CONTINUOUS AVAILABILITY AND DATA MOBILITY FOR MISSION CRITICAL APPLICATIONS Storage infrastructure is

More information

EMC VSPEX PRIVATE CLOUD:

EMC VSPEX PRIVATE CLOUD: EMC VSPEX PRIVATE CLOUD: VMware vsphere 5.5 and EMC ScaleIO EMC VSPEX Abstract This document describes the EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure solution for private cloud deployments with VMware vsphere 5.5

More information

EMC VSPEX PRIVATE CLOUD:

EMC VSPEX PRIVATE CLOUD: EMC VSPEX PRIVATE CLOUD: EMC VSPEX Abstract This document describes the EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure solution for private cloud deployments with technology. June 2015 Copyright 2015 EMC Corporation.

More information

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 on VMware Availability and Recovery Options. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 on VMware Availability and Recovery Options

Microsoft SharePoint 2010 on VMware Availability and Recovery Options. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 on VMware Availability and Recovery Options This product is protected by U.S. and international copyright and intellectual property laws. This product is covered by one or more patents listed at http://www.vmware.com/download/patents.html. VMware

More information

EMC VSPEX PRIVATE CLOUD

EMC VSPEX PRIVATE CLOUD EMC VSPEX PRIVATE CLOUD EMC VSPEX Abstract This document describes the EMC VSPEX Proven Infrastructure solution for private cloud deployments with technology. November 2014 Copyright 2014 EMC Corporation.

More information

EMC VPLEX FAMILY. Continuous Availability and Data Mobility Within and Across Data Centers

EMC VPLEX FAMILY. Continuous Availability and Data Mobility Within and Across Data Centers EMC VPLEX FAMILY Continuous Availability and Data Mobility Within and Across Data Centers DELIVERING CONTINUOUS AVAILABILITY AND DATA MOBILITY FOR MISSION CRITICAL APPLICATIONS Storage infrastructure is

More information

Answering the Requirements of Flash-Based SSDs in the Virtualized Data Center

Answering the Requirements of Flash-Based SSDs in the Virtualized Data Center White Paper Answering the Requirements of Flash-Based SSDs in the Virtualized Data Center Provide accelerated data access and an immediate performance boost of businesscritical applications with caching

More information

Using VMware VMotion with Oracle Database and EMC CLARiiON Storage Systems

Using VMware VMotion with Oracle Database and EMC CLARiiON Storage Systems Using VMware VMotion with Oracle Database and EMC CLARiiON Storage Systems Applied Technology Abstract By migrating VMware virtual machines from one physical environment to another, VMware VMotion can

More information

EMC ViPR Controller. User Interface Virtual Data Center Configuration Guide. Version 2.4 302-002-416 REV 01

EMC ViPR Controller. User Interface Virtual Data Center Configuration Guide. Version 2.4 302-002-416 REV 01 EMC ViPR Controller Version 2.4 User Interface Virtual Data Center Configuration Guide 302-002-416 REV 01 Copyright 2014-2015 EMC Corporation. All rights reserved. Published in USA. Published November,

More information

MaxDeploy Hyper- Converged Reference Architecture Solution Brief

MaxDeploy Hyper- Converged Reference Architecture Solution Brief MaxDeploy Hyper- Converged Reference Architecture Solution Brief MaxDeploy Reference Architecture solutions are configured and tested for support with Maxta software- defined storage and with industry

More information

Solution Brief Availability and Recovery Options: Microsoft Exchange Solutions on VMware

Solution Brief Availability and Recovery Options: Microsoft Exchange Solutions on VMware Introduction By leveraging the inherent benefits of a virtualization based platform, a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 deployment on VMware Infrastructure 3 offers a variety of availability and recovery

More information

An Oracle White Paper January 2013. A Technical Overview of New Features for Automatic Storage Management in Oracle Database 12c

An Oracle White Paper January 2013. A Technical Overview of New Features for Automatic Storage Management in Oracle Database 12c An Oracle White Paper January 2013 A Technical Overview of New Features for Automatic Storage Management in Oracle Database 12c TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 2 ASM Overview 2 Total Storage Management

More information

Using SUSE Cloud to Orchestrate Multiple Hypervisors and Storage at ADP

Using SUSE Cloud to Orchestrate Multiple Hypervisors and Storage at ADP Using SUSE Cloud to Orchestrate Multiple Hypervisors and Storage at ADP Agenda ADP Cloud Vision and Requirements Introduction to SUSE Cloud Overview Whats New VMWare intergration HyperV intergration ADP

More information

EMC BACKUP-AS-A-SERVICE

EMC BACKUP-AS-A-SERVICE Reference Architecture EMC BACKUP-AS-A-SERVICE EMC AVAMAR, EMC DATA PROTECTION ADVISOR, AND EMC HOMEBASE Deliver backup services for cloud and traditional hosted environments Reduce storage space and increase

More information

Nutanix Tech Note. Configuration Best Practices for Nutanix Storage with VMware vsphere

Nutanix Tech Note. Configuration Best Practices for Nutanix Storage with VMware vsphere Nutanix Tech Note Configuration Best Practices for Nutanix Storage with VMware vsphere Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is engineered from the ground up to provide enterprise-grade availability for critical

More information

High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate

High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate High Availability with Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) delivers innovative new capabilities that enable you to build dynamic storage and availability solutions

More information

Using EonStor FC-host Storage Systems in VMware Infrastructure 3 and vsphere 4

Using EonStor FC-host Storage Systems in VMware Infrastructure 3 and vsphere 4 Using EonStor FC-host Storage Systems in VMware Infrastructure 3 and vsphere 4 Application Note Abstract This application note explains the configure details of using Infortrend FC-host storage systems

More information

Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows by Symantec

Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows by Symantec Veritas Storage Foundation High Availability for Windows by Symantec Simple-to-use solution for high availability and disaster recovery of businesscritical Windows applications Data Sheet: High Availability

More information

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE WITH SURVEILLUS VMS AND EMC ISILON STORAGE ARRAYS

VIDEO SURVEILLANCE WITH SURVEILLUS VMS AND EMC ISILON STORAGE ARRAYS VIDEO SURVEILLANCE WITH SURVEILLUS VMS AND EMC ISILON STORAGE ARRAYS Successfully configure all solution components Use VMS at the required bandwidth for NAS storage Meet the bandwidth demands of a 2,200

More information

A virtual SAN for distributed multi-site environments

A virtual SAN for distributed multi-site environments Data sheet A virtual SAN for distributed multi-site environments What is StorMagic SvSAN? StorMagic SvSAN is a software storage solution that enables enterprises to eliminate downtime of business critical

More information

EMC ISILON AND ELEMENTAL SERVER

EMC ISILON AND ELEMENTAL SERVER Configuration Guide EMC ISILON AND ELEMENTAL SERVER Configuration Guide for EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS and Elemental Server v1.9 EMC Solutions Group Abstract EMC Isilon and Elemental provide best-in-class,

More information

Installing and Administering VMware vsphere Update Manager

Installing and Administering VMware vsphere Update Manager Installing and Administering VMware vsphere Update Manager Update 1 vsphere Update Manager 5.1 This document supports the version of each product listed and supports all subsequent versions until the document

More information

Building the Virtual Information Infrastructure

Building the Virtual Information Infrastructure Technology Concepts and Business Considerations Abstract A virtual information infrastructure allows organizations to make the most of their data center environment by sharing computing, network, and storage

More information

MAKING YOUR VIRTUAL INFRASTUCTURE NON-STOP Making availability efficient with Veritas products

MAKING YOUR VIRTUAL INFRASTUCTURE NON-STOP Making availability efficient with Veritas products TECHNOLOGY REVIEW MAKING YOUR VIRTUAL INFRASTUCTURE NON-STOP Making availability efficient with Veritas products AUGUST 2015 All businesses have a core set of applications and services that are critical

More information

High-Availability Fault Tolerant Computing for Remote and Branch Offices HA/FT solutions for Cisco UCS E-Series servers and VMware vsphere

High-Availability Fault Tolerant Computing for Remote and Branch Offices HA/FT solutions for Cisco UCS E-Series servers and VMware vsphere Table of Contents UCS E-Series Availability and Fault Tolerance... 3 Solid hardware... 3 Consistent management... 3 VMware vsphere HA and FT... 3 Storage High Availability and Fault Tolerance... 4 Quick-start

More information

EMC SYNCPLICITY FILE SYNC AND SHARE SOLUTION

EMC SYNCPLICITY FILE SYNC AND SHARE SOLUTION EMC SYNCPLICITY FILE SYNC AND SHARE SOLUTION Automated file synchronization Flexible, cloud-based administration Secure, on-premises storage EMC Solutions January 2015 Copyright 2014 EMC Corporation. All

More information

Pivot3 Desktop Virtualization Appliances. vstac VDI Technology Overview

Pivot3 Desktop Virtualization Appliances. vstac VDI Technology Overview Pivot3 Desktop Virtualization Appliances vstac VDI Technology Overview February 2012 Pivot3 Desktop Virtualization Technology Overview Table of Contents Executive Summary... 3 The Pivot3 VDI Appliance...

More information

VMware Software-Defined Storage Vision

VMware Software-Defined Storage Vision VMware Software-Defined Storage Vision Lee Dilworth (@leedilworth) Principal Systems Engineer 2014 VMware Inc. All rights reserved. The Software-Defined Data Center Expand virtual compute to all applications

More information

The next step in Software-Defined Storage with Virtual SAN

The next step in Software-Defined Storage with Virtual SAN The next step in Software-Defined Storage with Virtual SAN VMware vforum, 2014 Lee Dilworth, principal SE @leedilworth 2014 VMware Inc. All rights reserved. The Software-Defined Data Center Expand virtual

More information

Virtual SAN Design and Deployment Guide

Virtual SAN Design and Deployment Guide Virtual SAN Design and Deployment Guide TECHNICAL MARKETING DOCUMENTATION VERSION 1.3 - November 2014 Copyright 2014 DataCore Software All Rights Reserved Table of Contents INTRODUCTION... 3 1.1 DataCore

More information

VMware vsphere 5.0 Boot Camp

VMware vsphere 5.0 Boot Camp VMware vsphere 5.0 Boot Camp This powerful 5-day 10hr/day class is an intensive introduction to VMware vsphere 5.0 including VMware ESX 5.0 and vcenter. Assuming no prior virtualization experience, this

More information

An Oracle White Paper November 2010. Oracle Real Application Clusters One Node: The Always On Single-Instance Database

An Oracle White Paper November 2010. Oracle Real Application Clusters One Node: The Always On Single-Instance Database An Oracle White Paper November 2010 Oracle Real Application Clusters One Node: The Always On Single-Instance Database Executive Summary... 1 Oracle Real Application Clusters One Node Overview... 1 Always

More information

COMPARISON OF VMware VSHPERE HA/FT vs stratus

COMPARISON OF VMware VSHPERE HA/FT vs stratus COMPARISON OF VMware VSHPERE HA/FT vs stratus ftserver SYSTEMS White Paper 2 Ensuring Availability of Virtualized Business-Critical Applications in an Always-On World Introduction Virtualization has become

More information

MaxDeploy Ready. Hyper- Converged Virtualization Solution. With SanDisk Fusion iomemory products

MaxDeploy Ready. Hyper- Converged Virtualization Solution. With SanDisk Fusion iomemory products MaxDeploy Ready Hyper- Converged Virtualization Solution With SanDisk Fusion iomemory products MaxDeploy Ready products are configured and tested for support with Maxta software- defined storage and with

More information

Veritas Cluster Server from Symantec

Veritas Cluster Server from Symantec Delivers high availability and disaster recovery for your critical applications Data Sheet: High Availability Overview protects your most important applications from planned and unplanned downtime. Cluster

More information

EMC XTREMIO EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW

EMC XTREMIO EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW EMC XTREMIO EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW COMPANY BACKGROUND XtremIO develops enterprise data storage systems based completely on random access media such as flash solid-state drives (SSDs). By leveraging the underlying

More information

SECURE, ENTERPRISE FILE SYNC AND SHARE WITH EMC SYNCPLICITY UTILIZING EMC ISILON, EMC ATMOS, AND EMC VNX

SECURE, ENTERPRISE FILE SYNC AND SHARE WITH EMC SYNCPLICITY UTILIZING EMC ISILON, EMC ATMOS, AND EMC VNX White Paper SECURE, ENTERPRISE FILE SYNC AND SHARE WITH EMC SYNCPLICITY UTILIZING EMC ISILON, EMC ATMOS, AND EMC VNX Abstract This white paper explains the benefits to the extended enterprise of the on-

More information

Big data management with IBM General Parallel File System

Big data management with IBM General Parallel File System Big data management with IBM General Parallel File System Optimize storage management and boost your return on investment Highlights Handles the explosive growth of structured and unstructured data Offers

More information

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Live Migration

Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Live Migration Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Live Migration White Paper Published: August 09 This is a preliminary document and may be changed substantially prior to final commercial release of the software described

More information

Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V

Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V Dell High Availability Solutions Guide for Microsoft Hyper-V www.dell.com support.dell.com Notes and Cautions NOTE: A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer.

More information

IMPROVING VMWARE DISASTER RECOVERY WITH EMC RECOVERPOINT Applied Technology

IMPROVING VMWARE DISASTER RECOVERY WITH EMC RECOVERPOINT Applied Technology White Paper IMPROVING VMWARE DISASTER RECOVERY WITH EMC RECOVERPOINT Applied Technology Abstract EMC RecoverPoint provides full support for data replication and disaster recovery for VMware ESX Server

More information

VMware vsphere 4.1. Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Overview. E f f e c t i v e A u g u s t 1, 2 0 1 0 W H I T E P A P E R

VMware vsphere 4.1. Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Overview. E f f e c t i v e A u g u s t 1, 2 0 1 0 W H I T E P A P E R VMware vsphere 4.1 Pricing, Packaging and Licensing Overview E f f e c t i v e A u g u s t 1, 2 0 1 0 W H I T E P A P E R Table of Contents Executive Summary...................................................

More information

EMC VFCACHE ACCELERATES ORACLE

EMC VFCACHE ACCELERATES ORACLE White Paper EMC VFCACHE ACCELERATES ORACLE VFCache extends Flash to the server FAST Suite automates storage placement in the array VNX protects data EMC Solutions Group Abstract This white paper describes

More information

Table of contents. Matching server virtualization with advanced storage virtualization

Table of contents. Matching server virtualization with advanced storage virtualization Matching server virtualization with advanced storage virtualization Using HP LeftHand SAN and VMware Infrastructure 3 for improved ease of use, reduced cost and complexity, increased availability, and

More information

Deploying Global Clusters for Site Disaster Recovery via Symantec Storage Foundation on Infortrend Systems

Deploying Global Clusters for Site Disaster Recovery via Symantec Storage Foundation on Infortrend Systems Deploying Global Clusters for Site Disaster Recovery via Symantec Storage Foundation on Infortrend Systems Application Notes Abstract: This document describes how to apply global clusters in site disaster

More information

VMware vsphere 5.1 Advanced Administration

VMware vsphere 5.1 Advanced Administration Course ID VMW200 VMware vsphere 5.1 Advanced Administration Course Description This powerful 5-day 10hr/day class is an intensive introduction to VMware vsphere 5.0 including VMware ESX 5.0 and vcenter.

More information

QNAP in vsphere Environment

QNAP in vsphere Environment QNAP in vsphere Environment HOW TO USE QNAP NAS AS A VMWARE DATASTORE VIA NFS Copyright 2009. QNAP Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. V1.8 How to use QNAP NAS as a VMware Datastore via NFS QNAP provides

More information

White. Paper. Optimizing the Virtual Data Center with Data Path Pools. EMC PowerPath/VE. February, 2011

White. Paper. Optimizing the Virtual Data Center with Data Path Pools. EMC PowerPath/VE. February, 2011 White Paper Optimizing the Virtual Data Center with Data Path Pools EMC PowerPath/VE By Bob Laliberte February, 2011 This ESG White Paper was commissioned by EMC and is distributed under license from ESG.

More information

StarWind Virtual SAN Best Practices

StarWind Virtual SAN Best Practices #1 HyperConverged Appliance for SMB and ROBO StarWind Virtual SAN Best Practices NOVEMBER 2015 TECHNICAL PAPER Trademarks StarWind, StarWind Software and the StarWind and the StarWind Software logos are

More information

TOP FIVE REASONS WHY CUSTOMERS USE EMC AND VMWARE TO VIRTUALIZE ORACLE ENVIRONMENTS

TOP FIVE REASONS WHY CUSTOMERS USE EMC AND VMWARE TO VIRTUALIZE ORACLE ENVIRONMENTS TOP FIVE REASONS WHY CUSTOMERS USE EMC AND VMWARE TO VIRTUALIZE ORACLE ENVIRONMENTS Leverage EMC and VMware To Improve The Return On Your Oracle Investment ESSENTIALS Better Performance At Lower Cost Run

More information

VMware vsphere Replication Administration

VMware vsphere Replication Administration VMware vsphere Replication Administration vsphere Replication 6.1 This document supports the version of each product listed and supports all subsequent versions until the document is replaced by a new

More information

Ubuntu OpenStack on VMware vsphere: A reference architecture for deploying OpenStack while limiting changes to existing infrastructure

Ubuntu OpenStack on VMware vsphere: A reference architecture for deploying OpenStack while limiting changes to existing infrastructure TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER Ubuntu OpenStack on VMware vsphere: A reference architecture for deploying OpenStack while limiting changes to existing infrastructure A collaboration between Canonical and VMware

More information

VMware vsphere-6.0 Administration Training

VMware vsphere-6.0 Administration Training VMware vsphere-6.0 Administration Training Course Course Duration : 20 Days Class Duration : 3 hours per day (Including LAB Practical) Classroom Fee = 20,000 INR Online / Fast-Track Fee = 25,000 INR Fast

More information

Site Recovery Manager Installation and Configuration

Site Recovery Manager Installation and Configuration Site Recovery Manager Installation and Configuration vcenter Site Recovery Manager 5.5 This document supports the version of each product listed and supports all subsequent versions until the document

More information

EMC PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION FOR MICROSOFT FAST SEARCH SERVER 2010 FOR SHAREPOINT

EMC PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION FOR MICROSOFT FAST SEARCH SERVER 2010 FOR SHAREPOINT Reference Architecture EMC PERFORMANCE OPTIMIZATION FOR MICROSOFT FAST SEARCH SERVER 2010 FOR SHAREPOINT Optimize scalability and performance of FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint Validate virtualization

More information

SAN Conceptual and Design Basics

SAN Conceptual and Design Basics TECHNICAL NOTE VMware Infrastructure 3 SAN Conceptual and Design Basics VMware ESX Server can be used in conjunction with a SAN (storage area network), a specialized high speed network that connects computer

More information

PLUMgrid Toolbox: Tools to Install, Operate and Monitor Your Virtual Network Infrastructure

PLUMgrid Toolbox: Tools to Install, Operate and Monitor Your Virtual Network Infrastructure Toolbox: Tools to Install, Operate and Monitor Your Virtual Network Infrastructure Introduction The concept of Virtual Networking Infrastructure (VNI) is disrupting the networking space and is enabling

More information

VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide TECHNICAL MARKETING DOCUMENTATION V 1.0/MARCH 2014

VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide TECHNICAL MARKETING DOCUMENTATION V 1.0/MARCH 2014 VMware Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide TECHNICAL MARKETING DOCUMENTATION V 1.0/MARCH 2014 Table of Contents Introduction... 3 1.1 VMware Virtual SAN...3 1.2 Virtual SAN Datastore Characteristics and

More information

FlashSoft Software from SanDisk : Accelerating Virtual Infrastructures

FlashSoft Software from SanDisk : Accelerating Virtual Infrastructures Technology Insight Paper FlashSoft Software from SanDisk : Accelerating Virtual Infrastructures By Leah Schoeb January 16, 2013 FlashSoft Software from SanDisk: Accelerating Virtual Infrastructures 1 FlashSoft

More information

Cloud Storage. Parallels. Performance Benchmark Results. White Paper. www.parallels.com

Cloud Storage. Parallels. Performance Benchmark Results. White Paper. www.parallels.com Parallels Cloud Storage White Paper Performance Benchmark Results www.parallels.com Table of Contents Executive Summary... 3 Architecture Overview... 3 Key Features... 4 No Special Hardware Requirements...

More information

Improving IT Operational Efficiency with a VMware vsphere Private Cloud on Lenovo Servers and Lenovo Storage SAN S3200

Improving IT Operational Efficiency with a VMware vsphere Private Cloud on Lenovo Servers and Lenovo Storage SAN S3200 Improving IT Operational Efficiency with a VMware vsphere Private Cloud on Lenovo Servers and Lenovo Storage SAN S3200 Most organizations routinely utilize a server virtualization infrastructure to benefit

More information

FLASH 15 MINUTE GUIDE DELIVER MORE VALUE AT LOWER COST WITH XTREMIO ALL- FLASH ARRAY Unparal eled performance with in- line data services al the time

FLASH 15 MINUTE GUIDE DELIVER MORE VALUE AT LOWER COST WITH XTREMIO ALL- FLASH ARRAY Unparal eled performance with in- line data services al the time FLASH 15 MINUTE GUIDE DELIVER MORE VALUE AT LOWER COST WITH XTREMIO ALL- FLASH ARRAY Unparalleled performance with in- line data services all the time OVERVIEW Opportunities to truly innovate are rare.

More information

OPTIMIZING SERVER VIRTUALIZATION

OPTIMIZING SERVER VIRTUALIZATION OPTIMIZING SERVER VIRTUALIZATION HP MULTI-PORT SERVER ADAPTERS BASED ON INTEL ETHERNET TECHNOLOGY As enterprise-class server infrastructures adopt virtualization to improve total cost of ownership (TCO)

More information

Business-centric Storage FUJITSU Hyperscale Storage System ETERNUS CD10000

Business-centric Storage FUJITSU Hyperscale Storage System ETERNUS CD10000 Business-centric Storage FUJITSU Hyperscale Storage System ETERNUS CD10000 Clear the way for new business opportunities. Unlock the power of data. Overcoming storage limitations Unpredictable data growth

More information

EMC VPLEX FAMILY. Transparent information mobility within, across, and between data centers ESSENTIALS A STORAGE PLATFORM FOR THE PRIVATE CLOUD

EMC VPLEX FAMILY. Transparent information mobility within, across, and between data centers ESSENTIALS A STORAGE PLATFORM FOR THE PRIVATE CLOUD EMC VPLEX FAMILY Transparent information mobility within, across, and between data centers A STORAGE PLATFORM FOR THE PRIVATE CLOUD In the past, users have relied on traditional physical storage to meet

More information

Managing Application Performance and Availability in a Virtual Environment

Managing Application Performance and Availability in a Virtual Environment The recognized leader in proven and affordable load balancing and application delivery solutions White Paper Managing Application Performance and Availability in a Virtual Environment by James Puchbauer

More information

Testing Network Virtualization For Data Center and Cloud VERYX TECHNOLOGIES

Testing Network Virtualization For Data Center and Cloud VERYX TECHNOLOGIES Testing Network Virtualization For Data Center and Cloud VERYX TECHNOLOGIES Table of Contents Introduction... 1 Network Virtualization Overview... 1 Network Virtualization Key Requirements to be validated...

More information

DIABLO TECHNOLOGIES MEMORY CHANNEL STORAGE AND VMWARE VIRTUAL SAN : VDI ACCELERATION

DIABLO TECHNOLOGIES MEMORY CHANNEL STORAGE AND VMWARE VIRTUAL SAN : VDI ACCELERATION DIABLO TECHNOLOGIES MEMORY CHANNEL STORAGE AND VMWARE VIRTUAL SAN : VDI ACCELERATION A DIABLO WHITE PAPER AUGUST 2014 Ricky Trigalo Director of Business Development Virtualization, Diablo Technologies

More information

WHITE PAPER The Storage Holy Grail: Decoupling Performance from Capacity

WHITE PAPER The Storage Holy Grail: Decoupling Performance from Capacity WHITE PAPER The Storage Holy Grail: Decoupling Performance from Capacity Technical White Paper 1 The Role of a Flash Hypervisor in Today s Virtual Data Center Virtualization has been the biggest trend

More information

Patch Management. Module 13. 2012 VMware Inc. All rights reserved

Patch Management. Module 13. 2012 VMware Inc. All rights reserved Patch Management Module 13 You Are Here Course Introduction Introduction to Virtualization Creating Virtual Machines VMware vcenter Server Configuring and Managing Virtual Networks Configuring and Managing

More information

REDEFINE SIMPLICITY TOP REASONS: EMC VSPEX BLUE FOR VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENTS

REDEFINE SIMPLICITY TOP REASONS: EMC VSPEX BLUE FOR VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENTS REDEFINE SIMPLICITY AGILE. SCALABLE. TRUSTED. TOP REASONS: EMC VSPEX BLUE FOR VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENTS Redefine Simplicity: Agile, Scalable and Trusted. Mid-market and Enterprise customers as well as Managed

More information

Solution Overview VMWARE PROTECTION WITH EMC NETWORKER 8.2. White Paper

Solution Overview VMWARE PROTECTION WITH EMC NETWORKER 8.2. White Paper White Paper VMWARE PROTECTION WITH EMC NETWORKER 8.2 Solution Overview Abstract This white paper describes the integration of EMC NetWorker with VMware vcenter. It also includes details on the NetWorker

More information

Hadoop as a Service. VMware vcloud Automation Center & Big Data Extension

Hadoop as a Service. VMware vcloud Automation Center & Big Data Extension Hadoop as a Service VMware vcloud Automation Center & Big Data Extension Table of Contents 1. Introduction... 2 1.1 How it works... 2 2. System Pre-requisites... 2 3. Set up... 2 3.1 Request the Service

More information

Symantec and VMware: Virtualizing Business Critical Applications with Confidence WHITE PAPER

Symantec and VMware: Virtualizing Business Critical Applications with Confidence WHITE PAPER Symantec and VMware: Virtualizing Business Critical Applications with Confidence WHITE PAPER Challenges of Using Traditional High-Availability Solutions Business-critical applications and the systems they

More information

RED HAT ENTERPRISE VIRTUALIZATION FOR SERVERS: COMPETITIVE FEATURES

RED HAT ENTERPRISE VIRTUALIZATION FOR SERVERS: COMPETITIVE FEATURES RED HAT ENTERPRISE VIRTUALIZATION FOR SERVERS: COMPETITIVE FEATURES RED HAT ENTERPRISE VIRTUALIZATION FOR SERVERS Server virtualization offers tremendous benefits for enterprise IT organizations server

More information

VMware vrealize Automation

VMware vrealize Automation VMware vrealize Automation Reference Architecture Version 6.0 and Higher T E C H N I C A L W H I T E P A P E R Table of Contents Overview... 4 What s New... 4 Initial Deployment Recommendations... 4 General

More information

SQL Server Virtualization

SQL Server Virtualization The Essential Guide to SQL Server Virtualization S p o n s o r e d b y Virtualization in the Enterprise Today most organizations understand the importance of implementing virtualization. Virtualization

More information

How the Software-Defined Data Center Is Transforming End User Computing

How the Software-Defined Data Center Is Transforming End User Computing How the Software-Defined Data Center Is Transforming End User Computing The Essentials Series sponsored by David Davis SDDC Powered Virtual Desktops and Applications... 1 Three Pillars of SDDC and Desktop/Application

More information

Using VMWare VAAI for storage integration with Infortrend EonStor DS G7i

Using VMWare VAAI for storage integration with Infortrend EonStor DS G7i Using VMWare VAAI for storage integration with Infortrend EonStor DS G7i Application Note Abstract: This document describes how VMware s vsphere Storage APIs (VAAI) can be integrated and used for accelerating

More information

Veeam Cloud Connect. Version 8.0. Administrator Guide

Veeam Cloud Connect. Version 8.0. Administrator Guide Veeam Cloud Connect Version 8.0 Administrator Guide April, 2015 2015 Veeam Software. All rights reserved. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners. No part of this publication may be

More information

SAP NetWeaver High Availability and Business Continuity in Virtual Environments with VMware and Hyper-V on Microsoft Windows

SAP NetWeaver High Availability and Business Continuity in Virtual Environments with VMware and Hyper-V on Microsoft Windows SAP NetWeaver High Availability and Business Continuity in Virtual Environments with VMware and Hyper-V on Microsoft Windows Applies to: SAP NetWeaver 7.00 and higher releases. Summary Introduction: SAP

More information

VMware Virtual SAN Backup Using VMware vsphere Data Protection Advanced SEPTEMBER 2014

VMware Virtual SAN Backup Using VMware vsphere Data Protection Advanced SEPTEMBER 2014 VMware SAN Backup Using VMware vsphere Data Protection Advanced SEPTEMBER 2014 VMware SAN Backup Using VMware vsphere Table of Contents Introduction.... 3 vsphere Architectural Overview... 4 SAN Backup

More information

Whitepaper. NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN. Full Featured File services for Virtual SAN

Whitepaper. NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN. Full Featured File services for Virtual SAN Whitepaper NexentaConnect for VMware Virtual SAN Full Featured File services for Virtual SAN Table of Contents Introduction... 1 Next Generation Storage and Compute... 1 VMware Virtual SAN... 2 Highlights

More information

VMware vcloud Automation Center 6.1

VMware vcloud Automation Center 6.1 VMware vcloud Automation Center 6.1 Reference Architecture T E C H N I C A L W H I T E P A P E R Table of Contents Overview... 4 What s New... 4 Initial Deployment Recommendations... 4 General Recommendations...

More information

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Design and Sizing Guide

VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Design and Sizing Guide Virtual SAN Design and Sizing Guide VMware Virtual SAN 6.0 Design and Sizing Guide Cormac Hogan Storage and Availability Business Unit VMware v 1.0.5/April 2015 V M w a r e S t o r a g e a n d A v a i

More information

MS Exchange Server Acceleration

MS Exchange Server Acceleration White Paper MS Exchange Server Acceleration Using virtualization to dramatically maximize user experience for Microsoft Exchange Server Allon Cohen, PhD Scott Harlin OCZ Storage Solutions, Inc. A Toshiba

More information

Silver Peak Virtual Appliances

Silver Peak Virtual Appliances Silver Peak Virtual Appliances Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) VX Installation This section addresses questions or problems you may encounter during Silver Peak VX installation. 1. I need to increase

More information

Understanding Data Locality in VMware Virtual SAN

Understanding Data Locality in VMware Virtual SAN Understanding Data Locality in VMware Virtual SAN July 2014 Edition T E C H N I C A L M A R K E T I N G D O C U M E N T A T I O N Table of Contents Introduction... 2 Virtual SAN Design Goals... 3 Data

More information

vsphere Upgrade vsphere 6.0 EN-001721-03

vsphere Upgrade vsphere 6.0 EN-001721-03 vsphere 6.0 This document supports the version of each product listed and supports all subsequent versions until the document is replaced by a new edition. To check for more recent editions of this document,

More information

Continuous Data Protection for any Point-in-Time Recovery: Product Options for Protecting Virtual Machines or Storage Array LUNs

Continuous Data Protection for any Point-in-Time Recovery: Product Options for Protecting Virtual Machines or Storage Array LUNs EMC RECOVERPOINT FAMILY Continuous Data Protection for any Point-in-Time Recovery: Product Options for Protecting Virtual Machines or Storage Array LUNs ESSENTIALS EMC RecoverPoint Family Optimizes RPO

More information

(R)Evolution im Software Defined Datacenter Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

(R)Evolution im Software Defined Datacenter Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (R)Evolution im Software Defined Datacenter Hyper-Converged Infrastructure David Kernahan Senior Systems Engineer VMware Switzerland GmbH 2014 VMware Inc. All rights reserved. Agenda 1 VMware Strategy

More information

Cloud Optimize Your IT

Cloud Optimize Your IT Cloud Optimize Your IT Windows Server 2012 The information contained in this presentation relates to a pre-release product which may be substantially modified before it is commercially released. This pre-release

More information

Cloud Based Application Architectures using Smart Computing

Cloud Based Application Architectures using Smart Computing Cloud Based Application Architectures using Smart Computing How to Use this Guide Joyent Smart Technology represents a sophisticated evolution in cloud computing infrastructure. Most cloud computing products

More information

ENABLING GLOBAL HADOOP WITH EMC ELASTIC CLOUD STORAGE

ENABLING GLOBAL HADOOP WITH EMC ELASTIC CLOUD STORAGE ENABLING GLOBAL HADOOP WITH EMC ELASTIC CLOUD STORAGE Hadoop Storage-as-a-Service ABSTRACT This White Paper illustrates how EMC Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS ) can be used to streamline the Hadoop data analytics

More information

Solution Overview 4 Layers...2. Layer 1: VMware Infrastructure 3...2. Components of the VMware infrastructure...2

Solution Overview 4 Layers...2. Layer 1: VMware Infrastructure 3...2. Components of the VMware infrastructure...2 Contents Overview...1 Key Implementation Challenges...1 Providing a Solution through Virtualization...1 Benefits of Running SQL Server with VMware Infrastructure...1 Solution Overview 4 Layers...2 Layer

More information

VMware vsphere Data Protection Evaluation Guide REVISED APRIL 2015

VMware vsphere Data Protection Evaluation Guide REVISED APRIL 2015 VMware vsphere Data Protection REVISED APRIL 2015 Table of Contents Introduction.... 3 Features and Benefits of vsphere Data Protection... 3 Requirements.... 4 Evaluation Workflow... 5 Overview.... 5 Evaluation

More information

TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER: ELASTIC CLOUD STORAGE SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE

TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER: ELASTIC CLOUD STORAGE SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE TECHNICAL WHITE PAPER: ELASTIC CLOUD STORAGE SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE Deploy a modern hyperscale storage platform on commodity infrastructure ABSTRACT This document provides a detailed overview of the EMC

More information

SanDisk ION Accelerator High Availability

SanDisk ION Accelerator High Availability WHITE PAPER SanDisk ION Accelerator High Availability 951 SanDisk Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035 www.sandisk.com Table of Contents Introduction 3 Basics of SanDisk ION Accelerator High Availability 3 ALUA Multipathing

More information

Neverfail Solutions for VMware: Continuous Availability for Mission-Critical Applications throughout the Virtual Lifecycle

Neverfail Solutions for VMware: Continuous Availability for Mission-Critical Applications throughout the Virtual Lifecycle Neverfail Solutions for VMware: Continuous Availability for Mission-Critical Applications throughout the Virtual Lifecycle Table of Contents Virtualization 3 Benefits of Virtualization 3 Continuous Availability

More information

Intel Cloud Builder Guide to Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel Xeon Processor-based Platforms

Intel Cloud Builder Guide to Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel Xeon Processor-based Platforms Intel Cloud Builder Guide to Cloud Design and Deployment on Intel Xeon Processor-based Platforms Enomaly Elastic Computing Platform, * Service Provider Edition Executive Summary Intel Cloud Builder Guide

More information